Doing as in the video doesn't work for me. Still hangs at the Windows logo
seems to be a problem affecting most Samsung laptops from 2011, all the forums i have read point to the type of wireless adapter Samsung used which caused the bug.
Not sure if Samsung have updated their bios yet to solve this..
I've just done what other threads are saying and invested in a replacement wifi card (Atheros AR5B225 AR9485WB £6 from eBay) and this was clearly the issue!
Windows 10 is installing with no problems now !!
1. Unscrew memory/disc panel and remove HDD - remove battery too.
2.Remove single screw and CD drive slides out
3 Remove all screws from back panel and carefully pry all round (make sure you've removed the little blank SD dummy at the front)
4. Remove the white/black antenna leads and 2 screws from WiFi card, then reinstall everything.
5 Start windows whilst connected to Ethernet cable and it should download the drivers automatically (takes a while - mine initially seemed to have some driver installation failure warnings but rebooted and was all OK) - you can also download drivers from the manufacturers website which would probably speed up the installation process.
Then when everything's up and running, restart the W10 update
Last edited by geoffers; 29 Sep 2015 at 00:54. Reason: additional info
Clean install without the card connected
Full windows update via LAN
Shutdown and power off (sucky egg time)
Followed by reconnecting the card
This results in the card showing as available and working but if will not switch on through WiFi. Next install updated drivers by:
Network and Sharing Center
Change Adapter Settings
Properties of WiFi
Update Driver and follow prompts
Once installed the device functioned after a full shutdown (power off) and start up.
IMPORTANT - Soft Reboot/Windows Retart WILL result in hung state. Only full power off and on results in flawelss functionality. If you install W10 via SDD this is not an issue as 10 seconds is not too much to ask and a hung state can be remedied by pressing and holding power button and cylcing for a full startup without corruption. I can only put this down to Fastboot which cannot be disabled on the Q330 via UEFI/BIOS (F2).
Hope this helps
and many thanks to all contributors to this thread - reading it I've learnt a lot about upgrading to Win 10 (I am facing the same failed upgrade issue).
Here is my question/problem:
I would like to upgrade my laptop (Samsung NP-Q330; 4GB RAM; Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit) by increasing the memory to 8GB and replacing the old hard drive with SSD, which means additional cost of RAM&SSD plus having the hassle to convert to 64 bit (I assume the CPU runs it) - in your opinion, is this worth (or should I rather keep it as is for a while and then invest in a new laptop)?
I understand changing my Win 7 32 bit to 64 bit requires a clean install (which, to make financial sense, could be either Win 7 64 bit or going via upgrade to Win 10 32 bit first and then having a clean install of Win 10 64 bit); please correct me if I am wrong, and please redirect to a more appropriate thread if this Q330 upgrade issue is not relevant here.
Many thanks, and best wishes everyone for 2016
Can't comment on your upgrade to 64 bit, but I've upgraded to 240G SSD and it's like a new machine, so well worth doing without having to go through the hassle of clean install then reinstalling all your software
Last edited by geoffers; 08 Jan 2016 at 09:14. Reason: typo